Application Requirements

Application Deadlines Spring Summer
Priority November 1 March 1
Standard December 1 April 1

Application Requirements

    1. Grade Point Average
        • A minimum 3.25 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 3.0 GPA for conditional admission
    2. For AGACNP, FNP, and PMHNP concentrations only: Prerequisites must be completed within the last five years. Prerequisite courses can be completed at CBU.
        • Advanced Pathophysiology
        • Advanced Pharmacology
        • Advanced Physical Assessment
    3. Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the evaluated equivalency.
    4. Active California Registered Nursing (RN) License
    5. Three Recommendations completed on forms provided
        • Must be from sources who can personally attest to the candidate’s potential for scholarly and professional success: one personal, one academic, and one employer. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
    6. Professional Resume that includes current practice with a minimum of one to two (1-2) years of work experience as RN for APRN concentrations (Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Nurse Specialist).
    7. A Comprehensive essay of no more than 1000 words in APA 7th edition format that includes the following elements:
        • Purpose for entering the program
        • Significant events and influences that have affected your approach to life
        • Long-term professional goals
        • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
    8. Successful Interview with the College of Nursing
    9. Clearances:
        • CPR Certification
        • Background Check Clearance
        • Health Clearance
        • Drug Testing
        • Proof of Health Insurance
        • Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance
    1. Students are expected to work as a registered nurse during the program to gain clinical experience.

*The Advanced Pharmacology course must be completed within the last 5 years of the date of application for the Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number.

Online application through NursingCAS